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The Band: The Best of A Musical History

The music is superb, but who's going to buy this?

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Ben Davis and the Jetts / Des Ark: Battle of the Beards

Together, Davis and Des Ark might craft a compelling album; perhaps that is the next step.

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The Bar-Kays: House Party

A classic act makes a major stumble by being the wrong kind of copy cats.

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Winterpills: The Light Divides

Second album of shimmering folk-pop from one of New England's finest rising exports.

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26 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Various Artists: Jewface

In the hands of William Shakespeare this type of situation might be considered anti-Semitic, but Irving Berlin's fellow Yids laugh at their own expense.

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25 Apr 2007 // 11:04 PM

Captain Yonder: Good-Bye, Woland!

Captain Yonder continue to deliver spooky country-folk tales of ethereal, sepia-tinged beauty.

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The Feeling: Twelve Stops and Home

UK quintet reach US shores with their excellent debut, mixing ebullient power pop and catchy rock with melodies worthy of Neil Finn.

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25 Apr 2007 // 11:02 PM

Christopher Blue: Room Tones

Fans of singer-songwriters like Sondre Lerche, Andy Stochansky, and Danny Michel would enjoy this album.

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25 Apr 2007 // 11:01 PM

Keiko Matsui: Moyo

Disparate musics? Voices? What is going on? In a word, everything.

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John Lindberg, Karl Berger: Duets 1

Melodic, distinctive, and shapely piano and bass duets, more warm concert room than "free jazz".

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25 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Ever since the dissolution of Hot Water Music, The Draft has bravely carried on three of its four original members. Following up last year’s

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David Gray: Shine: The Best of the Early Years

Witness the portrait of a now famous songwriter when he was on the cusp of being famous, guided only by a raw gift for melody and a fire in his belly.

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25 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Anthony Hamilton: Southern Comfort

Neo-soul singer Anthony Hamilton possesses one of the best voices to emerge in the music industry over the last several years.

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25 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Nick Warren: Paris

To stay a superstar, though, a DJ's got to be on top of the game; to remain relevant, the music has to respond to ever-changing contemporary cultural needs.

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Bebel Gilberto: Momento

Electronica, samba, pop, and bossa nova, not to mention the diverse sensibilities of Rio, London, and New York, all unite in one seamless whole on Momento.

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The Breakers: Here for a Laugh

What might have happened if Rod Stewart had stuck to his Faces-era rocking instead of becoming a disco schmooze and wannabe crooner?

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Midnight Movies: Lion the Girl

The haunting LA quartet Midnight Movies owes a lot of debts for its noisy noir pop to Nico and the Velvets, Julee Cruise, and others ... but it's making good nonetheless.

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Julius Airwave: The City the Forest

Indie rock with a spring in its dance-rock-sprinkled step.

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Central Services: Central Services

A record that toes the line between recognizable melody and generic power-pop.

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24 Apr 2007 // 11:02 PM

Kenny Werner: Lawn Chair Society

Lawn Chair Society represents the next wave of experimentation -- it’s not far out, and all the musicians are bop guys. The creativity resides in the electronic acoustic.

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